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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187-188  

Unexplained hemoptysis

Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

Date of Web Publication24-Apr-2012

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J M Joshi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai-400008
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.95341

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Kalamkar S, Joshi J M. Unexplained hemoptysis. Lung India 2012;29:187-8

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A 37-year-old man presented with streaky and intermittent hemoptysis over a period of 2 months. He was an ex-cigarette smoker with an insignificant smoking index. General examination was normal. Respiratory system examination showed the presence of rhonchus on the right side. Laboratory studies showed no abnormalities. The chest radiograph [Figure 1] was normal. A high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was performed [Figure 2].
Figure 1: Chest radiograph

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Figure 2: A high-resolution computed tomography showing a high-density foreign body in the right intermediate bronchus extending through the bronchial wall with irregular wall thickening and narrowing

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1.Chen CH, Lai CL, Tsai TT, Lee YC, Perng RP. Foreign body aspiration into the lower airway in Chinese adults. Chest 1997;112:129-33.  Back to cited text no. 1


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